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Dale Roberts

Brisbane frontunners stand in a park holding a rainbow flag celebrating their 25th anniversary

Brisbane Frontrunners celebrate 25 years

LGBTQIA+ running and walking group Brisbane Frontrunners celebrate their 25th anniversary this year It’s a special year for the Brisbane Frontrunners with 2024 marking their 25th anniversary.  The group started with just two people back in 1999 and has grown to almost 170 registered members.  Ray Moore who coordinates the group, says that their achievement …

Queensland Pride community hero Wally Cowin stands in front of a grey fence wearing a rainbow shirt.

Meet Queensland community hero Wally Cowin

Wally Cowin has been involved in the LGBTQIA+ community for decades. He spoke to QNews about his life, his passion for community and being the founding editor of Queensland Pride.  Wally Cowin has a long connection with Brisbane.  He was born in Tenterfield in 1948 and after a short stint on the Gold Coast grew …

Lesbian and non-binary DJ Tiny wears a black bandana, black shirt and gold chain while stands on a balcony

Get to know Big Gay Day performer TINY

Each month we ask local entertainers to spill the tea about themselves, their craft and the local scene. This month it’s regular performer on the Brisbane scene, including this year’s Big Gay Day, DJ, producer and singer TINY.  I first got into music….. When I was six, I was taught chords on a guitar by …

Heather and Rachel stand in front of a picture of a baby and mother for Channel 9 show Big Miracles which features IVF couples.

Heather and Rachel share their IVF story on Big Miracles

Heather and Rachel shared their IVF journey on Channel 9’s Big Miracles program. They chatted to QNews about why they felt it was important to tell their story.  Heather and Rachel’s journey started well before the cameras of Big Miracles entered their lives.   The couple met through online dating and after a little back-and-forth eventually …

Four gay men attend a pride even in Spain and are shirtless. Spain pride events 2024.

The Spanish summer pride events not to miss in 2024

There are many international prides across Europe and the world but no country does them quite like Spain. Although there are dozens of events throughout the year, it’s the summer months of June and July when things get wild. In just over a month there are five incredible pride events located in the best LGBTQIA+ …

Hairy Mary's on the Gold Coast owner Steven Fahd is in a grey singlet with his LGBTQIA+ bar in the background

Meet Steven Fahd: The man behind Gold Coast’s new queer venue

Steven Fahd is the owner of Gold Coast’s new LGBTQIA+ venue Hairy Mary’s. He spoke to QNews about creating safe venues for the community and his hopes for this new venture.  I meet Steven in his newly opened bar Hairy Mary’s on the Gold Coast.  He is incredibly welcoming and jovial as we sit down …

LGBTQIA+ people holding rainbow flags assemble in front of a building in Madrid, Spain.

Spain: The top five LGBTQIA+ places to visit 

Spain has a rich history, a vibrant culture, and is one of the most LGBTQIA+ friendly destinations in the world.  We’ve put together a list of the hottest queer destinations in the country for you to check out.  Each winter anyone with a social media account is bombarded with photos of summer holidays in the …

Australian Eurovision duo Electric Fields in a black and green outfit with the Eurovision stage as background

Electric Fields to represent Australia at Eurovision 2024

The fabulously queer First Nations act Electric Fields has been named as Australia’s Eurovision 2024 entry.  The duo are made up of Zaachariaha Fielding on vocals and keyboard player and producer Michael Ross. They will perform One Milkali (One Blood) and features the Indigenous language Yankunytjatjara. Zaachariaha Fielding is a First Nations artist from Anangu …

Brisbane producer and photographer Joel Devereux in a black jacket and white shirt on a neutral grey background

Joel Devereux calls for more support of local queer artists

In our regular monthly feature with local artists, photographer and producer Joel Devereux answers questions about himself, his craft and calls for more support of local queer artists. I discovered photography… After accidentally falling into it. I used to be more of a drawer and painter, and I started exploring mixed media works in my …

Handler Zeo and pup Luca stand back to back on a white background.

Get to know the world of pup and handler play

Pup and handler play is quite visible on the LGBTQIA+ scene but most aren’t aware of what it’s all about. We chatted to pup Luca and handler Zeo to understand more about the community.  If you’ve been out on the scene or at a pride event in recent years, you may have seen attendees wearing …

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